Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling coming in 2018

'First Man' will observe Armstrong and his crew as they prepare for their historic Apollo 11 mission

Ryan Gosling’s Apollo 11 film First Man now has a release date.

Deadline reports that the movie is slated to hit theaters on October 12th, 2018.

Based on the astronaut’s official biography First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, by NASA historian James R. Hansen, the movie will only cover the years between 1961 and 1969 as Armstrong and his crew prepare for their historic Apollo 11 mission.

The best-selling 2012 biography contains rare interviews with Armstrong, who was notorious for his privacy.

Portrait of Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission taken on May 1, 1969. Apollo 11 was Armstrong's second and final trip to space. | Image: Consolidated Nasa/DPA/PA Images

The film will reunite Gosling and La La Land director Damien Chazelle, while Spotlight director Josh singer is slated to write the screenplay.